About SOFA

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art is based in St. James's on London and specializes in master drawings, watercolours and oil sketches dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Stephen Ongpin has more than twenty-five years of experience as a dealer in Old Master and 19th century drawings. He began his career at the famous art dealership of P. & D. Colnaghi in 1986, working at the firm's New York branch for ten years before moving to the London gallery in 1996. Working closely with Jean-Luc Baroni in the drawings department of Colnaghi, Stephen was responsible for researching, writing and editing the gallery's annual catalogues of Master Drawings. In 2001 he helped to establish Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd. in London, with Stephen continuing to assume responsibility for the drawing department and organizing their successful drawings exhibitions. He has to date written and edited over thirty catalogues of drawings.

Since 2006, Stephen Ongpin has worked independently as a private dealer, agent and consultant in the field of Old Master, 19th Century and Modern drawings, from a gallery in the heart of St. James's in London. The gallery participates in Master Drawings week in New York in January, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht and the Salon du Dessin in Paris in March and April, Master Drawings week in London in July and the Frieze Masters fair in London in October. Stephen Ongpin Fine Art mounts annual exhibitions of drawings in both London and New York, and issues two catalogues a year.

Stephen Ongpin can be contacted here.

A selection of drawings from our current stock can also be viewed on SOFA's gallery page on Artnet: to view, please click here.